Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a House subcommittee hearing on Friday. And that's the reason why we have the committees to do the prioritization of who should get it first.
It is an attempt to unpack why in America the number of new coronavirus cases being registered each day jumped from around 20,000 in June to around 70,000 in July, while the numbers dropped off in Europe.
"Should we limit the protesting?" "I'm not going to opine on limiting anything".
He made the remarks while testifying at the coronavirus crisis hearing in Capitol Hill.More news: One-Time US Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies From COVID
"In fact, there are many, very internationally respected doctors that are involved in each of those decisions.by and large, would you say that you and President Trump have been in agreement on most of those decisions?"
A veteran of six Republican and Democratic administrations, Fauci has become the most familiar face of the administration's coronavirus task force but a target of many conservatives who want to see the state economies fully reopened. "I'm telling you what it is - the danger - and you can make your own conclusion about that". "You should stay away from crowds, no matter where the crowds are".More news: Courteney Cox Will Reprise Her Role As Gale Weathers In 'Scream 5'
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the subcommittee's ranking member, used the hearing to defend the Trump administration's pandemic response, and deny that the White House had initially blocked any official from appearing, as Clyburn had suggested in a letter to the White House in which he laid out the need for a national COVID-19 strategy.
What Trump said: "Somebody please tell Congressman Clyburn, who doesn't have a clue, that the chart he put up indicating more CASES for the USA than Europe, is because we do MUCH MORE testing than any other country in the World". He blamed overwhelming demand across the nation.
Democrats were also no exception, as congresswoman Maxine Waters blamed the recent Covid-19 death of former presidential candidate Herman Cain on the no-mask Trump rally he attended before testing positive for the virus, making a political statement out of supposed condolences.
But rapid, widespread testing is critical to containing the pandemic.More news: Work begins in France to recreate process that powers Sun
The latest government data shows about 75% of test results are coming back within 5 days, but the remainder are taking longer, Giroir told lawmakers.